WASHINGTON — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was recently
part of a group of attorney generals who met with President Donald
Trump just before the president’s first address to Congress.
On Feb. 28, The Advocate reported,
Landry and the others met with Trump as part of the National
Association of Attorneys General winter meeting. Trump later met with
group privately, without the press.
Landry is vice president of NAAG, which had about 25 members in
The group met to discuss topics such as consumer protection and
health-care fraud. Landry came away from both events with a favorable
impression of the new president.
“I am proud that we have a president who respects and
understands the laws our country was founded on,” Landry told the
Landry was there as a representative of Louisiana.
“I am thankful for the opportunity I had to again meet with
President Trump to discuss topics affecting Louisiana,” he said.
“The fact that the president made an effort to meet with the
attorneys general from around the country shows that he not only
recognizes the important jobs we have, but also that he shares in our
dedication to public safety and the rule of law.”
Landry, who was elected
to Congress in 2010, was present at Trump’s first address to
Congress and felt the speech was well-received and timely.
“As a former member of Congress, I was grateful to be able to
watch President Trump’s address from the House floor,” he said.
“I was encouraged by the president’s message including his plans
to tackle illegal immigration and end sanctuary cities. I am
optimistic that this public-safety threat will finally be addressed
in Louisiana and across the country.”
Landry posted the photo of himself with the president on his
Twitter feed, writing: “Great to meet with
@POTUS today. We are working together to make Louisiana a safer